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Your views: Surviving the storm of life

I find it so refreshing to be able to talk about the events in our lives to people we can trust that have no agenda to harm us.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your views: Times series shows we must work together

On behalf of the poultry industry here and across this great state, I want to thank and praise The Times for its special report last week and excellent examination of water quality issues in our community. The stories, authored by reporters Jeff Gill, Shannon Casas and Joshua Silavent, were well researched and written. They provided a comprehensive full picture understanding of the potential sources of pollutants in our drinking water from Lake Lanier and its feeder streams.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Corporations benefit us all by operating modern life

A few weeks back an environmentalist took exceptions to corporations. I wonder if these people know how vital corporations are in the U.S.A.

June 10, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Police merely doing their job to keep us safe

In reference to Joan King's column of June 6: Dear Ms. King, I think I've figured you out! On one hand, life comprises hard cold facts. One the other hand, life is all emotional and emotion-laden judgement. Your columns are about judgments, based almost entirely upon emotion.

June 08, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Suggestion to parents: Prepare kids for job market

I wanted to shed some light on something very tragic that needs to be addressed, not just by the institutions, but by the parents of students as well. I recently began helping a friend find a job here locally.

June 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Suggestion to parents: Prepare kids for job market

I wanted to shed some light on something very tragic that needs to be addressed, not just by the institutions, but by the parents of students as well. I recently began helping a friend find a job here locally.

June 06, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Times sheds a light on key issue with series on water quality

This week's series of articles on regional water issues by Shannon Casas and Jeff Gill is one of the finest series to grace The Times' pages. I have had the pleasure of working with these two a little as they prepared the series, and I noticed that they have a couple of things in common: They are interested in facts, and they avoid sensationalizing their stories. Kudos to them and to The Times for a fine job.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


US should return to lifestyle, values that made it great

Mid 1950s, I remember them well. We worked and played hard, and then sat down to dinner as a family. Every night at bedtime, we would have our family devotion with prayer.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Many thanks to good Samaritans who offered aid in parking lot

To all the good Samaritans who came to my husband's aid when he fell in the hospital parking lot, we want to thank you. He is doing remarkably well.

June 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Students need bigger and better meals than federal bureaucrats allow

There are many problems in America that deeply concern me. That problem is school meals. The government, through the Food and Drug Administration, has ignorantly suggested processed foods be served in school meals. Are they not aware that processed foods are not healthy? Do they even care?

June 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


EPA’s revised water rules a welcome move

As referenced in Jeff Gill's article last Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a new rule clarifying which streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands are protected. This new rule clarifies that seasonal bodies of water, those being mostly streams and wetlands, are protected under the Clean Water Act.

June 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Ga. legislators let corporate lobbyists write, vote on laws

Well, what do you know? A reporter for Channel 11 news caught up with some Georgia legislators holed up in a swanky corporate resort holding private meetings where laws are made behind closed doors in Savannah, and also in Las Vegas, Nev., and protected by armed guards. These legislators, along with lobbyists from corporations, vote on legislation apparently to give some corporations an advantage in the marketplace.

May 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tell your federal representatives to vote ‘no’ on deal for fast-track trade

After every lie, every crime against the American people, every crime against the world. After opening Americas borders to terrorists, criminals and beggars. After allying with al-Qaida and other sworn enemies of the American people. After bankrupting the U.S. government. After impoverishing the American middle class. After making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution. And after way more that we can list here, both Georgia U.S. senators, David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, trust President Barack Obama to hand U.S. sovereignty over to a corporate world government.

May 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


‘Pro-life,’ ‘pro-choice’ labels don’t work with every situation

The piece by Professor Douglas Young in Monday's paper is typical of current political techniques to reduce a complicated issue to a two-word catch phrase: "pro choice" vs. "pro life."

May 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: When the world seems out of control, time to see divine help

The planet is just about to spin out of control, don't you think? And, riding on it, we and our country are not doing much of anything to bring it under control even if we could.

May 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Pope calls for a conversion of our hearts

Concerning climate change, Pope Francis' stance in his Encyclical is very clear. He stated, "A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system," and "scientific studies indicate that most global warming is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases released mainly as a result of human activity. Climate change is a global problem with grave implications."

June 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


County needs to focus on justice, not just low taxes

I wanted to attend the Hall County budget meetings but couldn't. This is what I would have said:

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


LGBT coalition shouldn’t force its agenda on the rest of us

The 2 percent, or less, of our population identified as LGBT are not being picked on. Rather, their bullying is being resisted. Nobody cares what other people are doing relationally in the privacy of their homes (no bomb building, please). We do care how our children are educated and about our Biblical values such as sanctity of marriage.

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Brother salutes columnist's salute to dad

I have lots of words regarding Dick's column regarding our dad, but think only one is appropriate: Amen!

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Charleston tragedy is a command to teach kindness

Last week, our country and our community received a command, not merely a call. We must reach deep inside our hearts and heads to find ways to reach people before they become unreachable, such as the young man responsible for the tremendous tragedy in Charleston.

June 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Giving and sharing come in the form of welcome $2 bills

My thanks go out to the dapper, white-haired gentleman who gave my grandsons two special gifts Sunday morning in the IHOP restaurant in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Hearts touched in Gainesville by tragedy in Charleston

The Newtown Florist Club extends our prayers and deepest expressions of care and concern to the Emanuel AME Church family and to the family of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, his family and the families of those who died.

June 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Police deserve our respect, not scorn

Charles Sherwood is 150 percent correct! The police do a great job with dignity and professionalism. Someone should ask Joan King if she would look forward to going to a job where a crazy terrorist wanted to behead her just because of the color of the uniform she wore? Or where her life was on the line every second of every shift for relatively little pay? Or if there were no police and she had to fend for herself?

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Roosevelt Square doesn’t need fixing

The other day I read a small notice that our illustrious city council was considering "improving the square." I had lunch at the square the other day, sat outside and had a nice time just looking. I found the square looked very nice - nothing needs to be done.

June 11, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Instead of politicizing Jesus, why not just follow his way of living?

Just like the Roman emperor Constantine did 1800 years ago, the "powers that be" continue to politicize Jesus for their own personal gain. And Christians continue to be vulnerable. Traditional theology hasn't helped much.

June 10, 2015 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Series on foster child care opened eyes to a serious issue

On more than one occasion, I have taken pen to paper to offer my criticism of your newspaper. It is expected that we subscribers will do that. When a newspaper does something that I feel is commendable, I will also offer my praise as well as extending my subscription another quarter.

October 22, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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